New position advertised within EUCALL WP3



Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources (EUCALL)

Professional Support for Work Package 3 – Synergy

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The ELI Delivery Consortium International Association (ELI-DC AISBL) is an international non-profit Association after Belgian law founded in April 2013. It has the general mission to promote the sustainable development and visibility of the Extreme-Light-Infrastructure (ELI) as a pan-European research infrastructure.

Listed in the ESFRI Roadmap of pan-European Research Infrastructures of high priority, ELI will be the world's most advanced international laser research infrastructure. It is presently under implementation, with three facilities being constructed in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. The ELI facilities will be operated jointly under a single European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). The ELI-DC AISBL has been established to support the coordinated implementation of the ELI research facilities, preserve the consistency and complementarity of their scientific missions, and promote and advertise the wide range of future research opportunities of ELI to the user communities. The Association will also prepare and organise the establishment of the consortium that will be in charge of the future joint operation of the facilities.

Function of the Post and Organisational Context

EUCALL (European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources) is a EU-funded project, in which two major types of large-scale X-ray research infrastructures (RIs) in Europe collaborate for the first time in a comprehensive way on technical, scientific, and strategic issues. One of the project’s main goals is to make substantial scientific and technological contributions through new synergies between laser-driven and accelerator-driven X-ray RIs. Under EUCALL, the RIs will work together on common methodologies and research opportunities, and develop tools to sustain this interaction in the future. The project will allow the involved RIs to provide scientists from around the world better access to highly sought-out X- ray facilities. The present full-time position is aiming at providing high-level support to the SYNERGY workpackage leader in the daily activities and the implementation of the work program of this work group.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities will be, in particular, to

• Contribute on a daily basis within the SYNERGY work-package team of EUCALL to the successful conduct of the multidisciplinary work of this work-package;

• Support the execution of highly interlinked activities amongst the various EUCALL partners, with a particular emphasis on research opportunities, user access, new technologies and innovation potential;

• Connect with the EUCALL partners, collect and analyze information, support the coordination of the work-package work under the responsibility of the workpackage leader;

• Write/edit synthetic reports based on work of the work-group and of the Synergy Board;

• Work with a high degree of autonomy in a highly motivated international team;

• Organize meetings, round-tables and workshops in the framework of the workpackage work.

Qualification and skills:

• PhD in physics or equivalent; post-doctoral experience would be a plus;

• Experience with major research facilities, e.g. free electron lasers, synchrotrons or large optical lasers, will be considered an asset;

• Proficiency in English with outstanding speaking and writing skills;

• Proven record of experience with international collaborations in the field of natural sciences, preferably large network EU projects, including the organization of meetings;

• Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to team work;

• Synthesis and analysis proficiency;

• Experience in working in a multi-national environment would be an advantage.

Terms of contract:

• Full time fixed-term contract.

• Remuneration competitive with other European research infrastructures and commensurate with the experience and credentials of the selected candidate.

• Place of work: the position is based at the ELI-DC Office in Măgurele, Romania but the selected candidate should be ready to equally work when necessary at the locations of the two other ELI-pillars, Dolní Břežany in Czech Republic, and Szeged, Hungary.

Application and Deadline:

Candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of experience and any other element relevant to the position, as well as their CV to: as soon as possible, and no later than 15 April 2016. ELI-DC reserves theright to extend, or close the call as soon as the position is filled. Interviews will be held with the shortlisted candidates.

For informal enquiries about any aspect of the post, please contact Dr Catalin Miron, ( All enquiries/information from the candidates will be handled confidentially.